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Brown howler monkeys in European zoos

Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by Onychorhynchus coronatus, 30 Aug 2020.

  1. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity does anyone know whether the brown howler monkey (Alouatta guariba) is currently being kept in any of the European zoos ?

    I think that Jersey zoo may have (or did have) long term plans to keep this species and I believe there are zoos in Belgium and the Netherlands that currently keep it but that is literally all I know regarding the status of this animal in European collections.

    Thanks for your comments!

    O.C.
     
  2. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Only A. seniculus and A. caraya are currently kept in Europe, the latter most commonly (e.g. Jersey).
     
  3. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your comment lintworm!

    What a shame ! The ex-situ conservation of the brown howler monkey could definitely benefit from being held by more zoos abroad and especially with the situation regarding yellow fever here in Brazil.